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BOX 2: Family Mementos, part 2, c.1913-2010

 Box — Box: KIST:2
Identifier: KIST:2

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: The Kistler family of Sedgwick and Bertha (née Kaul) is inextricably connected to many aspects of Rosemont College's past and future. Initially the Kistlers strived to turn a personal tragedy of losing their only child at a young age into a gift for future generations of Rosemont students. In 1925 the Kistlers and the college’s second president, Mother Mary Ignatius Carroll, met and discussed a college library to be built in honor of their lost child, Gertrude. Throughout the years the Kistlers continued to support the college through periodic renovations of the library, becoming a trustee of the college, and establishing the Kistler Honor Society. This collection contains the important papers and mementos of the Sedgwick Kistler Family. Included are early family tintype photographs, a family scrapbook, newspaper clippings, estate papers, as well as, awards and accolades conferred upon the Kistlers.

Dates

  • c.1913-2010

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Extent

From the Collection: 1.25 Linear Feet (4 archival boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Physical Location

1.2E.4

Repository Details

Part of the Rosemont College Archives Repository

Contact:
1400 Montgomery Ave
Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library
Rosemont PA 19010 United States